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'''Captain Frederick Marryat''' (10 July 17929 August 1848) was a British Royal Navy officer, a novelist, and an acquaintance of Charles Dickens'. He is noted today as an early pioneer of the Nautical fiction|sea story, particularly for his semi-autobiographical novel ''Mr Midshipman Easy'' (1836), for his children's novel ''The Children of the New Forest'' (1847), and for a widely used system of maritime flag signalling, known as maritime flag signalling#Marryat's Code of Signals|Marryat's Code.
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Birth date{{birth date|df=yes|1792|7|10}}
Birth placeWestminster, Greater London|London, Kingdom of Great Britain|Great Britain
Death date{{death date and age|df=yes|1848|8|9|1792|7|10}}
Death placeLangham, Norfolk|Langham, Norfolk, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland|United Kingdom
OccupationRoyal Navy officer, writer, novelist
NationalityBritish
Period19th century
GenreSea story|Sea stories and children's literature
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